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Basil Pork Chops Recipe

Basil Pork Chops Recipe

These tender, glazed chops sent in by Lisa Gilliland of Fort Collins, Colorado, get great flavor from a little brown sugar, chili powder and dried basil. The fast-cooking entree is sure to make a regular appearance at your dinner table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, basil, salt and chili powder. Gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil until crumbly. Rub over both sides of pork chops.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook pork in remaining oil over medium heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 152 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 312 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Basil Pork Chops

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Awesome pork chops. Really crispy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This was just okay. It tasted like slightly sweet and spicy, but no real flavor, it's hard to describe. I won't even eat the leftovers."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Cooked this again tonight. This has become my husband's favorite. Just an F.Y.I. - It is just as good or maybe even better with Center Cut bone-in pork chops."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I substitute olive oil for the canola oil. I made it using paprika as I was out of chili powder. My mother-in-law, husband, and sons (16,5, and 5) all loved it. Another time, I was in a bind and needed something ready for when we got home from the gym, so I threw it in the crock pot on high for 1 hour 30 minutes. The kids loved it! Will definitely keep making this!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Wow. I do not know what everyone is talking about. This was the worst pork recipe I have ever experienced. The smell was awful and the taste was worse. I would not recommend this to anyone. Not trying to be mean but I am pretty upset that I wasted my pork chops. This rating is inaccurate in my opinion."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Very easy to prepare even taste great with bone in pork chops. I will definately fix again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"These are delicious and super fast to prepare. I served them with a pasta side dish, garlic bread and Greek salad."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"My husband and I are picky eaters... We loved this dish. Delicious recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"I'm not going to rate this because it is possible that I did something wrong, but I don't think so. I don't see what all of the fuss is about. Maybe I didn't really like it because I like meat that is savory rather than sweet. That said, I won't try it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Yum, Yum, Yum. Of course I have a sweet-tooth. I loved them and can't wait to make them again. Also, very quick and easy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Just wanted to add that my husband requested me put this on my meal list for next week."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"Made this tonight it was really good! My husband and I both liked it but my picky 5 year old did not. Still good for adults"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"I used liberal quantities of basil and chili powder and everyone enjoyed the chops immensely."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"AWESOME!!! These have become a regular in our family! They are loved by all of us =D"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! My husband loved this recipe. It was so good!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"My family all agreed that these pork chops were delicious and the recipe was a keeper. I used only half of the chili powder ( 1/4 tsp). I was afraid it would overpower the overall flavor. We will definately have these again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I cooked this for my son and my boyfriend and I can't even begin to tell you how much all three of us enjoyed this recipe. It was absolutely delicious, not to mention very quick to prep/cook."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"OMG!! these pork chops are soooooo good. they come together in no time and are so flavorful and moist. you have to be careful how fast you cook them so as you don't over cook them. when cooked properly they are amazingly delicious. i highly recommend them and have passed the recipe around. thanks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"I was a little bit skeptical of the ingredients but after reading all the great reviews I decided to try it myself. It was absolutely DELICIOUS! I will definitely use this recipe again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"We love this recipe! Because of the size of my family, I make 6 chops and double the remaining ingredients. I have also used bone-in chops and they turn out great. If my kids had it their way I would make these at least once a week."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"these pork chops are my go to recipe when i need something easy, fast and delicious. i make these at least twice a month if not more. i have shared this recipe with several people and have only gotten rave reviews."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"We love these chops! Quick, easy and delicious! I make this recipe time and again for my family!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"This recipes was quick and easy. My family loved. I also love how the flavor is sweet and savory."

MY REVIEW
dsm
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"This recipe is so easy and so delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"My family and I loved these pork chops. They were so yummy and easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"I have made this many times and it is so good!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I'm so glad to have found this recipe again; I misplaced my magazine at home. This is wonderful! I used the Splenda brown sugar blend, since my husband is diabetic, and it was delicious! I'm definitely putting this in my recipe file and on this week's menu!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"Made for a very moist meat; very tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"My family gobbled these pork chops up quickly! The have even asked when I was going to make them again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"I found it too oily, and the flavor wasn't that good. Although I wouldn't make it again, if I did I would reduce the amount of oil that it was fried in to one teaspoon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"My earlier rating only showed 3 stars. I actually gave it 5 stars. Couldn't correct that entry but wanted all to know that this recipe is great. It was easy, my husband noticed the flavor difference and liked it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"Needed a quick and easy recipe, and this was it. It turned out great and my husband noticed and said he liked it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"Very tastie recipe and easy to make. Great for on the fly dinner night when you don't know what to cook."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"I'm not a big pork chop fan, but these were EXCELLENT! The kids were asking for MORE! Definately will be making these again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"This dish was so easy to make and very yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2009

"These pork chops were excellent and tasty. My husband ate two whole ones. They were so simple to make too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2009

"So easy to make, and the chops glaze beautifully. The basil and chili powder combo is very flavorful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2009

"My boyfriend and I loved these!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2008

"THIS IS SO YUMMY!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2008

"I don't see anywhere that states you are to use fresh basil."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"RE: Basil Pork Chops

Where does it say anything about fresh basil? The recipe calls for dried basil. joygirl"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"I woudl think you would have to add the fresh basil later int he cooking...and less of it....I wonder what would happen if you sliced the chop on it's side and slide the fresh basil inside?

Or added chopped fresh basil at the end and left on for yummy flavor!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2008

"I have a ton of fresh basil, I wonder if it will work with fresh as opposed to dried basil. Any ideas?"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.